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In reply to an earlier post on 18 May 2012 09:46:18 BDT
Marian Keyes has written a couple of real life stories/bio type books, your mentioning her blog has just reminded me. I like her books, though I'm not a huge fan, but those two are like I imagine her blogs might be. She's funny, honest, engagingly open, and very real. Might be something else to look into. I got them out of the library a few years ago and really enjoyed them:

Under The Duvet
Further Under the Duvet

Posted on 26 May 2012 20:51:57 BDT
ScattyMe says:
We always got given barley sugar sweets by my Mum before a car journey I used to get horrible travel nausea, thankfully not vomiting I solved it mostly by trying to sleep, at least keeping my eyes closed helped a little but not much use to your daughter. So there must be something in the barley sugar that helps.

Posted on 26 May 2012 21:17:10 BDT
Nanny Netty,
I truly hope your daughter gets better soon....something you mentioned struck a chord with me - about your having to have a mini-paddy in the docs to get something done - I have been unwell for around 15 years and was in the same medical practice since my teens. I (we) always considered it to be a good practice, plenty of doctors, modern facilities etc but after hitting my head off a brick wall, we changed Doctor two years ago. We now belong to a one doctor practice in the next village, and the difference is unbelievable, and not just with me...maybe something for you to consider.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 May 2012 22:24:35 BDT
ScattyMe says:
I had the same problem but in a 3 doctor practice in a village I am on second doctor who said my 'dystonia< at the moment unconfirmed waiting for neurology appointment! BUT Gp was not going to refer me until my daughter pressed her. yet she could see how much I had deteriorated since visiting for painkillers for a different thing just 6 weeks ago. oH and we had to go find our own specialist and send her the name and the hospital which I did then found out from the dystonia society that I could have chosen from 4 others all specialising in it.SO will just have to see how good this one is when I eventually am able to get an appointment. WE canonly book up to 6 weeks in advance and I am going to USA for Grandson's wedding end of June and staying for 3 weeks so have to keep looking to see when a suitable date appears on the page !


Greatest of luck to Nanny Netty's Daughter and to sticching girl glad you found someone to trust.
HAd already changed from one totally useless doc. missed several conditions/or prescribed for something I didn;t have! CAn you believe that.
All power to anyone who make a fuss.

Posted on 26 May 2012 22:42:40 BDT
Last edited by the author on 26 May 2012 22:47:37 BDT
Lilian says:
Nanny Netty, I am so sorry your daughter is so poorly and hope she gets well very soon. Two of my daughters have suffered with depression, one has recovered but the other one is still suffering and has been for many years :-( However, she does have an excellent GP and Psychiatrist and sees them on a regular basis. She also takes medication of course. Sadly she has had to give up her job as she was unable to concentrate on what she was doing, but she finds going out every day helps, even if it's only for a short time :-)
As for having a 'mini paddy' why not have a major paddy if necessary :-) A friend of mine did just that when her hubby was ill and nobody believed he was in so much turned out the poor man had a brain tumour! Thankfully he was able to have an operation and hopefully the tumour has gone for good :-) So if a paddy is called for...have a BIG ONE!! If nothing else it will release some of the stress from your system :-)
I wish your daughter the very best of luck and hope she gets all the help she needs from doctors and other professionals :-)
God bless you both and your little grand-daughter :-)xx
P.S. Forgot to mention a book....Have a look at The Kashmir Shawl by Rosie Thomas a really good story and something to take you right out of yourself :-) I have the paperback and don't know it it's been Kindled :-) Also Me Before You by Jo-Jo Moyes is a very thought-provoking story:-) xx

Posted on 26 May 2012 22:54:55 BDT
w-w says:
I read Seesaw by Rosen Trevithick the other day, she suffers with bi-polar disorder. She has found an outlet for her difficulties in life by writing, something she says helps her make sense of the world.
Her stories veer from 'sombre psychological experiences' to basically being very funny indeed.
The preface to this book is in itself a story, Rosens own, and is quite remarkable in itself. She writes of how this debilitating illness has effected her life and her experiences of it.
It isn't all an easy read, but it is a rare thing indeed.
I would recommend it to anyone who has suffered or knows someone who suffers with mental illness, it is a window into this world.

Posted on 27 May 2012 11:22:47 BDT
Damaskcat says:
I found this interesting - and amusing about mental illness - From Socks to Insanity

Posted on 27 May 2012 11:31:43 BDT
Louise says:
A Clergyman's Daughter

Running Free: Breaking Out from Locked-in Syndrome

Miss Sharpe Takes Control - Memoirs of a Dominatrix

In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2012 18:07:21 BDT
Oooh I have that in my archive - will push it up my TBR list. Thanks!

Posted on 27 May 2012 19:30:57 BDT
SueN says:
Peter Straub is good for clever horror - Ghost Story
The Little Friend by Donna Tartt has a resonance with The Lovely Bones
Inspirational biographies - anything by adventurer Ranulph Fiennes who is mad, funny and clever

In reply to an earlier post on 28 May 2012 12:29:37 BDT
Nanny Netty says:
Same thing happened to me at my surgery Lilian. I'd had headaches for months, some sporadic hearing loss in one ear and strange visual effects (kept seeing bright rings a bit like the Mysteron rings in Captain Scarlet) At one point near the end I was visiting my GP every other day for a fortnight and they still wouldn't take my word for it that there was something wrong. It was only when I went completely gaga and collapsed and hubby rang for an abulance that they found I had a walnut sized brain tumour on my cerebellum. Luckily it was benign and totally removed with no recurrance, tho still have problems with hearing and my eyes and I'm quite clumsy now. So with my daughter having been through similar communication problems with her gp I'm not prepared to be fobbed off. Once bitten twice shy! She is at a totally different surgery but both our surgery's are large and serve a number of large villages.

Posted on 28 May 2012 13:02:35 BDT
Lilian says:
Hi Nanny Netty, I'm sorry to hear you've had your own health problems, and it obviously puts a great deal of strain on you having to cope with your poor daughter as well. Mind you, your mysteron rings did make me smile, so you clearly have a good sense of humour despite bad thing in the circumstances :-)
I sometimes think our GP's have way too many patients to care for, and if they are also in a multi-group practice they are often too busy to notice the details. I belong to a multi-group but thankfully my own GP is brilliant and never seems too busy to chat if that's what required :-) I have friends who are with different surgeries who say their gp never has time for anything other than issuing a swings and roundabouts I suppose.
Anyway, keep smiling and I hope we hear some good news about your daughter very soon :-)xx

In reply to an earlier post on 28 May 2012 13:03:10 BDT
few words says:
Nanny keep pestering them also ask if they have any other services. My Mum suffers with depresion and the GP put her on tablets it wasent until social services got involved and she was refered to the special mental health unit for elderley people that she got the help she really needed. She used to go to a day centre that was linked to the hospital and it was their work that helped her. She wouldent go out of the house before not even in her garden or speak with friends, now she will go shopping and is enjoying her garden again and talking to people. She still has bad days but is so much like her old self.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 May 2012 16:45:51 BDT
Nanny Netty says:
Well if i didn't laugh i'd be first in the queue for a straight jacket.

Good news today tho. Planned to offer some moral support by going with them to the local toddler group. Got held up in a meeting at work so was late leaving at lunchtime. Had a text to say they'd gone on their own! It's the first time she's gone anywhere on her own since the middle of january. Was so pleased. A little thing for most but massive for her. Not expecting miracles but today has made me smile.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 May 2012 16:47:57 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 May 2012 16:48:07 BDT
Damaskcat says:
Step in the right direction - which is good :-) Amazing how confidence increases in anyone when they do something which they haven't been able to do before.

Posted on 28 May 2012 16:48:22 BDT
That's great, Nanny Netty ... one little step means such a lot, well done to your daughter - and to you, for being so caring.
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